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News Japan » Religion: On the adulteration of Japan’s oldest religion

News channel or source: https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/01/20/national/history/adulteration-japans-oldest-religion/
Publication date: Saturday 20 January 2018

Primitive Shinto is one of the loveliest religions in the world. It’s beautiful in its simplicity — defenseless too, as it proved, against the nativists and nationalists who warped it into 18th-, 19th- and 20th-century xenophobia. Rudimentary, vague ...

News Japan » Religion: Just chilling out: Japanese worshippers pour bitterly cold water over one another and queue up to pray almost naked during annual 'endurance festival'

News channel or source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5265595/Japanese-worshippers-brave-cold-water-endurance-festival.html
Publication date: Friday 12 January 2018

Hundreds of followers of the Shinto religion braved near-freezing temperatures to take part in the annual cold water endurance festival in Tokyo, Japan. Participants, known as shrine parishioners, gathered to perform ritualistic dances together and throw ...

News Japan » Religion: A new book unlocks the enigma of the Japanese garden

News channel or source: https://www.wallpaper.com/architecture/the-japanese-garden-phaidon-book
Publication date: onday 22 January 2018

religion and Japanese culture. The Shisen-dō, Sōtō Zen Buddhism, Kyoto, 1641, Edo Period, designed by Ishikawa Jōzan shows an example of how architecture was used to frame views of the garden. Photography: John Lander Gardens grouped by typologies ...

News Japan » Religion: 10 Japanese Games That Lost Their Anime and Manga Licenses in the West

News channel or source: http://www.denofgeek.com/us/games/video-games/270355/10-japanese-games-that-lost-their-anime-and-manga-licenses-in-the-west
Publication date: Saturday 20 January 2018

In Japan, the game roughly translated to Hitler's Resurrection ... Beyond avoiding sensitive topics like Nazism and religion (Nintendo also liked to edit out crucifixes and other such symbols from old games), there was something else that sometimes ...

News Japan » Religion: Why so many Americans think Buddhism is just a philosophy

News channel or source: http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Why-so-many-Americans-think-Buddhism-is-just-a-12514545.php
Publication date: onday 22 January 2018

This was the first time in modern history that representatives from the world’s major religions came together to learn about one another’s spiritual traditions. The Buddhist delegation in Chicago included the Japanese Zen master Shaku Sōen and the Sri ...

News Japan » Religion: Holocaust remembrance event pays tribute to ‘Japan’s Schindler’

News channel or source: http://www.myajc.com/lifestyles/religion/holocaust-remembrance-event-pays-tribute-japan-schindler/OAoM75BqLRoQCgE8QYe4hJ/
Publication date: uesday 16 January 2018

During the early days of World War II, Chiune Sugihara, a Japanese diplomat stationed at a consulate in Kaunas, Lithuania, issued more than 2,000 visas for as many as 6,000 Jewish people desperately trying to escape Nazi persecution. An extraordinarily ...

News Japan » Religion: Religion Remains Powerful in Balkans, Survey Shows

News channel or source: http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/religion-remains-powerful-in-balkans-survey-shows-01-15-2018
Publication date: Wednesday 17 January 2018

Asia is also home to the two least religious societies in the world, however – China and Japan, where a paltry 7 per cent and 13 per cent confess to having religious feelings. The survey was produced to mark World Religion Day on January 14.

News Japan » Religion: Japanese island where women are BANNED and only men are allowed - but would you visit?

News channel or source: https://www.express.co.uk/travel/articles/906140/japan-okinoshima-island-japanese-men-only-women-banned
Publication date: Wednesday 17 January 2018

Only 200 visitors are allowed during this period. It is home to the Okitsu shrine from the 17th Century, with the Shinto religion still practicing as one of the largest faiths in Japan. The prayers at the shrine were often for the safe passage of sailors ...

News Japan » Religion: Tech a new religion at consumer gadget extravaganza

News channel or source: https://japantoday.com/category/tech/tech-a-new-religion-at-consumer-gadget-extravaganza
Publication date: uesday 09 January 2018

Tech is the new religion, offering hope of salvation in a troubled world as industry leaders converge in Las Vegas this week. Technology will not just help us communicate better and give us bolder and brighter screens. It is promising to end urban ...

News Japan » Religion: MacArthur orders end of Shinto as Japanese state religion

News channel or source: http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/macarthur-orders-end-of-shinto-as-japanese-state-religion
Publication date: Saturday 14 December 2013

On this day, General Douglas MacArthur, in his capacity as Supreme Commander of Allied Powers in the Pacific, brings an end to Shintoism as Japan’s established religion ... Japan had had a long history of its foreign policy being dominated by the ...